October 25, 2013
50 years experience sailing dinghies, keelboats, yachts, windsurfers. My boats are rigged so women can trim without having a hard time. I know a fair amount about rigging and trimming and steering and boat maintenance and staying safe. Don't know much about race tactics or rules. Title: Skipper, able crew, trimmer, rigger.
I've sailed on boats from 6 feet to 40 feet and bigger. Monohulls, catamarans, and tri's. I like well maintained boats with good sails. Cruising and low key beercans are my style. I don't like captains who shout. Two boats on the water is a race right? :)
We own two sailboats plus a few dinghies. One is a trailerable 19' West Wight Potter, with custom modifications designed by Jim Antrim, NA. It has a retractable bulb keel and a retractable bowsprit with furling asymm. It's a fun pocket-cruiser and plenty stout enough for San Francisco Bay. She can carry a full mainsail to 18 knots before needing to reef. Easily single handed. Berths for two adults and two kids, or three adults. Porta-potty. We take this boat on the trailer all over Northern California and the Sierras -- Tomales Bay, Monterey, Delta, SF Bay, Huntington Lake, San Diego, etc. We also own a Catalina 27 tall rig berthed in Alameda, also well equipped for daysailing and weekending.
Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising. Did them twice. - the first time on Boston Harbor 30 years ago. Also review them at OCSC on SF Bay 15 years ago, when my husband got his BC cert. I sail out of OCSC as crew frequently, but I'm not a member. I like the J105's a lot.
Sailboat owner. Custom sportboat/pocket cruiser and a Catalina 27. Sailmaker. I sail with my hubby and son or friends. Daysailor, weekender, cruiser on the Bay and Delta, Monterey, Sierra Lakes. Former YC Commodore. Former regatta organizer.